Ch 10: Personal Health for Aging Populations

About This Chapter

Most health classes spend some time discussing age-related health issues and conditions. The lessons contained in this chapter are designed to help supplement the material you might be discussing in class. You can use these helpful lessons as study guides, research for health projects or to further review topics covered in class.

Personal Health for Aging Populations - Chapter Summary

The very process of aging typically leads to the development of diseases and illnesses. In this chapter, you'll find discussions of aging and diseases, as well as fitness concerns and the role of genetics in aging. Short video lessons typically run for about five minutes, and you can measure what you've learned and what you have retained by using self-assessment quizzes corresponding to each lesson. Once you have successfully completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Provide details about various theories of aging
  • Explain the development of chronic and acute diseases
  • Define health and illness issues in the aging population
  • Differentiate between the primary effects of aging and the development of age-related illnesses and diseases
  • Describe fitness concerns for late adulthood
  • Identify genetic and environmental influences on the aging process

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Personal Health for Aging Populations
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Theories of Aging: Rate-of-Living, Cellular & Programmed-Cell-Death

1. Theories of Aging: Rate-of-Living, Cellular & Programmed-Cell-Death

This lesson focuses on various theories of how living cells age and die, resulting in the people with those cells aging and dying. We'll look at broad definitions, as well as some of the popular sub-theories.

Health & Illness of the Aging Population: Definition & Trends

2. Health & Illness of the Aging Population: Definition & Trends

In this lesson, we will examine the changes that occurs to the immune system as a person ages. In addition to this, we examine the difference between what it means to be healthy and what it means to be ill, as well as different types of diseases that may afflict you.

Aging vs. Disease: Differences & Examples

3. Aging vs. Disease: Differences & Examples

This lesson looks into the differentiation between what is considered normal, or primary, aging and what is considered abnormal, or secondary, aging. In addition, we will look at how an often misunderstood disease fits into this.

Health, Fitness, and Sexuality in Late Adulthood

4. Health, Fitness, and Sexuality in Late Adulthood

As people age, their bodies change. But what does that mean in terms of health, fitness, and sexuality? Watch this lesson for information on how diet and exercise impact health and how sexuality changes in late life.

Human Longevity: The Influence of Genetic & Environmental Factors

5. Human Longevity: The Influence of Genetic & Environmental Factors

Here we will discuss the human life span, with specific interest in average life span by gender, as well as what factors are likely contribute to lengthening and shortening a life span.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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